Kalpavriksha Tree - A Religious Tourist Place to Visit in Barabanki

Kalpavrisha Tree or Kalptaru
Kalpavriksha Tree Kintoor Barabanki

One of the most famous religious tourist places to visit in the Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh is the Kalpavriksha tree. Kalpavriksha tree is also called by various names such as Parijaat tree and Kalptaru which means a tree that can fulfill your wishes. It is considered a Divine plant due to various mythological stories related to God.

This famous and historical plant is situated in the Kintoore village, Barabnki, Uttar Pradesh, India. Parijat tree is a unique type of plant of its kind found in India. It is about more than 5000 years old tree and peoples believe it is living proof of Mahabharat because many mythological stories related to it mention in Mahabharta.

Touching and harming this religious tree is fully prohibited by the local governing bodies and this very large tree is covered by the boundary to restrict the entry near to a tree and touching or damaging anything there.

Kalpvriksh tree is quite big. Its stem is very thick. The height of the Kalpavriksha tree is about 45 feet and it spread in more than 50 feet area. This tree looks like lord Ganesha at an angle and on other angles looks like an elephant. People come from far and wide to see it in India.

The biggest feature of this Kalpavriksha tree is that it is the only tree of its kind because this tree does not bear seeds and the sowing of this tree does not produce another tree. Parijaat plant is a unisex male. Due to the uniqueness kind of tree, the Indian Postal Department issued a stamp on the Parijaat tree showing it with flowers. 

Mythological Stories Related to Kalpavriksha

It is believed that this place is named after Kunti, the mother of the Pandavas. The Pandavas spent their homeland with Kunti here.

As per legends, the mother Kunti did the worship Lord Shiv with the flowers of Kalpavriksha (Parijat), so the Arjuna brought the tree from Satyabhama's garden of heaven and established it and since then the tree is here.

There is a Lord Shiva temple Kunteshwar Mahadev that is situated 2 km far from the Kalpavriksha tree where the mother was gone for the worship of Lord Shiva. It is said that by touching this tree, all tiredness is eradicated.

There is another legend, according to this story, Lord Shri Krishna brought this tree for his wives Satyabhama and Rukmini. As per Hindu legends, this tree emerged during Samudra Manthan and Gods kept it in heaven.

Parijaat Plant
Parijat Plant or Kalptaru

Golden Flowers of Kalpavriksha Tree

Kalpavriksha flowers bloom only at night and wither away in the morning. In August, this tree gives five petals white flowers which after drying turn into golden color.

These flowers have special importance in Lakshmi worship, but only those flowers of the Kalpavriksha tree are used in worship that falls from the tree, it is forbidden to break and touch the flower.

Timing of Kalpavriksha Tree Place

You can see this tree any time in the year. There is specific no timing of opening and closing this place so there is no need to think about when it opens and when it closes. Just make a plan and come to visit it.

Best Time to Visit Kalpvriksha Tree

You can go there to see the Kalpvriksha tree anytime during the year. But the best time will be August month to visit the Kalpvriksha tree. The reason behind this is that you can see the Kalpvriksha tree flowers only in the month of August after the Sawan month of the Hindi calendar.

Kalpvriksha tree flowers bloom in this season and sighting of flowers is considered to be very lucky and a blessing. Just after the rainy season environment of this area also becomes very good and gives very relaxing from the metro life.

Flowers on the Kalpvriksha tree, not bloom every year that why when the flowers bloom on the tree thousands of tourists and devotees come here to see the Kalpvriksha tree flowers.

If you want to enjoy the fair here then you must go to on Tuesday that will be the best time to go here for you because every Tuesday there is a fair is conducted and lots of nearby local peoples are coming and doing the worship.

Fair at Kalpavriksha Tree

The Kalpataru Parijat tree is of great importance in Hindu mythology and linked with the Mahabharata times. That why here a fair is held every Tuesday and Pooranmashi for decades.

Thousands of peoples come here to see the tree every year. At this time you can see local food shops and normal local temporary shops here.

Facilities at Place

  • At the Kalpavriksha tree, there are very limited facilities for tourists and devotees. Parijat tree has a great importance but it is not developed as a good tourist destination.
  • But the basic facilities are available here. There is a small temple where a priest lives. This place is an open area but the tree is covered with boundaries.
  • There is a lot of parking space so you can park your vehicle here easily but at own risk, because there is no parking stand.

How to Reach to Kalpavriksha Tree

Kalpavriksha tree is situated in the Kintoor village of Barabanki near Ramnagar. Barabanki is a small district of Uttar Pradesh that is fully connected by train and public or private bus facility.

But for going to Kintoor you have to take a private taxi or cab. There is no direct taxi or bus for visiting this place. Parijat tree is about 40 km far away from the Barabanki railway station.

I visited this place in my own car. It is only a two-hour journey from Lucknow and the distance between Lucknow and Kintoor is only 72 km.

You can reach Barabanki easily by train and bus but there is no airport at the nearest airport in Lucknow. So if you plan to come here by airplane then you have to come to Lucknow first.

TouristBug’s Recommendations

  • If you are going to Barabanki or a nearby place to Barabanki then you can plan to go here to enjoy here and see this unique Parijat tree.
  • Touching and plucking of leaves, flowers, and branches of the Parijat tree is fully prohibited.
  • You can take photos, enjoy photography and selfy here but the place is not much photogenic except the tree.
  • It is a good place to enjoy a small picnic here. Nearby city travelers come here to enjoy their weekends here. This place is peaceful to spend some quality time with family.
  • I would suggest you please avoid lighting Agarbatti or Dhoop Baati because it can affect the tree.

Nearby places to visit in Barabanki

The nearest tourist place to visit in Barabanki is the Mahadeva Temple of Lord Shiva.  Ayodhya and Lucknow are the nearest cities of Barabanki where tourists can go for visiting tourist places like Shri Ram Janabhumi and Hanuman Garhi Mandir in Ayodhya and Bara Imambara, Rumi Darwaja, Maa Chandrika Devi temple, etc in Lucknow.

Questions Related to Kalpavriksha Tree Kintoor Barabanki Uttar Pradesh

Q1. What is the Kalpavriksha tree?

Ans. Kalpavriksha is a tree that is situated in the village Kintoor of Barabanki or Uttar Pradesh. It is also known as the Parijat tree. It is very much popular because it is believed that it is very old and belongs to the times of Mahabharata.

Q2. What does Kalpavriksha mean?

Ans. Kalpavriksha tree, which is also known as Kalpataru. Its names mean it is a wish-fulfilling divine tree.

Q3. Where is Kalpavriksha tree in India?

There are many trees popular with the name of Kalpavriksha in India such as there is a Kalpvriksha tree in the Mandsaur of Madhya Pradesh also but the main that is considered real Kalpavriksha tree is situated in the Kintoor village of Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh in India.

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